MANILA, September 13 2011 – Ogilvy & Mather Philippines announced today the appointment of Eric Yeo as Group Executive Creative Director, with effect from October this year.
An Ogilvy veteran, Eric is currently a creative director with Ogilvy Singapore. In his new role, he will be working closely with Randy Aquino, Head of Country, Ogilvy Philippines, to create work that builds upon the Ogilvy Twin Peaks of pervasive creativity and effectiveness. He has also been tasked to develop and implement the agency’s creative agenda.
Commented Randy Aquino, Head of Country, Ogilvy Philippines: “We are excited to have Eric on board. He has worked with our team before, and there was definitely chemistry there. Not only is Eric a multi-awarded and seasoned creative director, he also has the perfect combination of Asian cultural sensibilities and international standards. As a creative leader, Eric is a very nurturing person who is selfless when it comes to sharing his ideas and experience and relentless in his pursuit for creative excellence.”
With Eric’s appointment as Group ECD, the creative management restructuring of Ogilvy Philippines is finally complete as he heads a team of young, passionate and multi-awarded creative leads across the Ogilvy Philippines Group: Mike Sicam, Creative Director for OgilvyOne; Alnair Langkay, Creative Director for RedWorks; and the tandem of Gerry Cacanindin and Lito Gemora, Creative Directors for Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.
Eric will be overseeing the creative output for the agency’s clients across the disciplines, such as Unilever, Kraft Johnson & Johnson, KFC, Nike and Nestle.
Eric is no stranger to the industry, having racked up awards aplenty. Most recently he nabbed a prestigious Yellow Pencil for his work for Faber Castell at this year’s D&AD.
Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific
Jane Fraser, +65 9821 2914
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